Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Shades of Purple

It is the start of a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and this time Sara Emily, our hostess is calling it Repeat Performance.  Here is what she has to say about the challenge:

A popular New Year's resolution is to save money. I challenge you to save money (and the environment) by using at least one thing you would normally throw out on your vintage or shabby chic project. Please be sure to let us know what that one (or more) item is.

I recycled an empty cracker box and had my husband cut this fancy frame for me on his laser cutter.  Then I set about to alter it.  The inside of the box looks like chipboard and while it is thinner than most chipboard, it is thicker than card stock and holds up quite well to wet media.  I probably should have taken a picture of the other side so you could see that this is cut from the cracker box but I forgot (that happens a lot lately - hmmm).

The first step to alter the frame was to give it a coat of White Gesso (Dina Wakley) and then add some Texture Paste (Ranger) randomly with a palette knife.

Next I covered the frame with a coat of Blackberry Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) and let it dry completely before I added a coat of Paint Crackle Medium (Folk Art).

Once the medium was completely dry I covered it with a fairly thin coat of Heather Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) using a small, worn paintbrush with stiff bristles and then let it dry. I used an X-Acto blade to remove any medium and paint that crept into the holes.

Next I altered a large metal butterfly with Purple Twilight and Wild Plum Alcohol Ink along with some Blending Solution.

Next I rubbed the butterfly with some Amethyst Magic Antique Brilliance (Prima) followed by some Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls powder (Ranger) to give it lots of shimmer.

I made some leaves from the Metallic Jewels paper (Tim Holtz) and the Skeleton Leaves Thinlets die set (Tim Holtz).

Now it was time to use all these elements to make the card.  I started with a white card stock blank and added a layer of patterned paper from the Stamperia Lilac Flowers collection that I distressed first.

Next I added the frame and the butterfly.  I added a white flourish from my stash and then some flowers (Recollections and I Craft) and a loopy white twine (Recollections) bow.  I cut the skeleton leaves into sections and tucked them under the flowers and then I made a stick pin with beads from my stash and added it.  Finally I added a couple teeny adhesive pearls (Dollarama) to the corners of the frame.

Please join us for the challenge and show us what you have recycled.  One randomly chosen entry will receive a gift certificate to go shopping at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and with all the new products coming out, you probably have a long wish list so that sure would help.  The Design Team will also choose their top picks with the overall winner receiving an opportunity to be a Guest Designer at a future date.

Supplies list with links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Dina Wakley Media Mediums - White Gesso MDM41689
Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Matte INK44444
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint - Blackberry, 1oz Bottle
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - Heather - 1oz Bottle
Bronze Tone Butterfly Set of 2
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Metallic Jewels Kraft Stock
Artificial Flower Pearlized Stamen - One Bundle
Scor Tape
Stamperia Lilac Flowers Paper
Sizzix Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves
Flourish, White Twine, Paper Flowers, Beads, Stick Pin Card Stock, Paint Crackle Medium, Adhesive Pearls

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Saturday Showcase at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog

I am presenting the Saturday Showcase today at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and I have created this folio with the Time is an Illusion paper collection from Stamperia.  For all the details, pop on over to the blog and check it out.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Oriental Paper Collage

It is the start of the first challenge of 2020 at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog and I am hosting this one.  I thought it might be fun to play a game so I am calling the challenge Let's Play Tic Tac Toe!  Here is how I describe it:

Let's play a game of Tic Tac Toe for this first challenge of the year. Choose any vertical, horizontal or diagonal line from the graphic below and create a vintage or shabby chic project using all three items on your chosen line. In addition to using all three items you must include a copy of the graphic in your post and tell us which line you chose.

I decided to make a paper collage on a canvas board and use the diagonal line with Layers, Sentiment and Ribbon.  All the patterned papers are from the Oriental Garden collection from Stamperia.

Here is how to put it together:

  • Cover an 8" square canvas board with White Gesso (Dina Wakley)
  • Paint the edges with Sand Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley)

  • Mix a bit of Sand Acrylic Paint (Dina Wakley) with texture paste (Ranger) and add to the edges through a Burlap Layering Stencil (Tim Holtz)

  • Distress the edges of a panel of patterned paper and ink with Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) and adhere to the canvas as the background 
  • Fussy cut a couple of tags from the paper collection, distress, ink and top with seam binding dyed with Barn Door Re-inker (Tim Holtz)

  • Die cut a circle from card stock, add some Grit Paste (Tim Holtz) to the edges and then sprinkle a bit of Watering Can Embossing Powder (Wendy Vecchi) randomly on the edge and heat to melt

  • Top with a patterned paper circle using dimensional foam
  • Die cut a card stock circle and emboss with a Cherry Blossom Embossing Folder (Darice) and then top with a die cut patterned paper circle
  • Using Watering Can Archival Ink (Wendy Vecchi), stencil the bird and branches on a piece of watercolor card stock and cut into a circle before adhered with dimensional foam

  • Cut a square of patterned paper and top with a punched square of card stock that has been treated with Grit Paste and Embossing Powder
  • Fussy cut a circle element from the paper collection and add a couple more die cut circles of patterned paper with dimensional foam
  • Fussy cut a sentiment element from the paper collection and add
  • Ink a card stock scrap with Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) in that order
  • Spray with some Ramblin Rose Pink Starburst Ink (Lindys) and then some White Linen Spray Ink (Dylusions)
  • Dip a paint brush in water and take colour off a Rosy Scribble Stick (Dina Wakley) and add over the rest of the colour

  • Punch a bunch of tiny flowers (EK Success) from the pink card stock, add tiny pearls (Dollarama) to the centres and adhere to the bird panel
I hope you will play with us.  One randomly chosen entry will receive a gift certificate to go shopping at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and with all the new products coming in, that would be nice to have.  The Design Team will chose their top picks with the overall winner receiving an invitation to Guest Design with us at a future date.

Supplies list with links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

Dina Wakley Media Mediums - White Gesso MDM41689
Ranger Texture Paste Opaque Matte INK44444
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint - Sand - 1oz Bottle
Stamperia - Oriental Garden 12x12 Paper Pack SBBL58
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Pumice Stone, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral, Victorian Velvet, Barn Door Reinker)
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks (Rosy)
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Pad - Watering Can AID39006
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder - Watering Can WEP43935
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Grit Paste - TDA53422
Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions Ink Spray - White Linen DYC37873
Rayon Seam Binding
Scor Tape
Lindys Ramblin Rose Starburst Spray Ink
Tim Holtz Burlap Layering Stencil
Folk Art Birds Stencil
EK Success Circle and Mini Flower Punches
All Night Media "Good Luck" Punch
Sizziz Circles Framelits